Manager, Cable Engineering

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #4469 22-Nov-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

As the Manager of Cable Engineering on our Strategic Technology team, you will use your design and manufacturing background in cables to improve the manufacturability and quality of all aspects of cables in Viasat products. You will lead a team that will provide leadership in this focus area through all phases of development and across all business segments.


           7+ years of experience in hardware development of electronic products.

           Strong experience with aircraft and/or spacecraft cable and wiring harness assembly design and manufacturing

           Strong understanding of documentation practices and standards.

           Experience in process validation and controls related to cable fabrication and design.

           Background in routing simulation and maximum bundle diameter calculations.

           Working knowledge in materials requirements for space-flight and other harsh end-use environments for cables.

           Extensive understanding of workmanship standards IPC/WHMA-A-620 and/or NASA-STD-8739.4.

           Extensive understanding of Design for Manufacturability principles related to cable and wiring harness assembly design

           Knowledgeable of RF and signal propagation fundamentals.

           Confident leader with strong collaboration skills in order to influence good mechanical and systems design practices.

           Strategically minded person with ability to keep pace with emerging technology.

           Ability to develop metrics that support team improvement opportunities.

           Proven leadership skills with ability to motivate others.

           Demonstrated history of working with suppliers to identify manufacturing cost reduction opportunities while improving first past yield and product quality.

           Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an Engineering discipline.

           Ability to travel up to 20% domestic and international.

           Ability to influence through excellent written and verbal communications skills.

           US citizenship required.


           Experience with RF cable assemblies

           Space experience

           Familiarity with Solidworks Electrical


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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:



Up to 25%


US Citizenship Required



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